when you thought things could not get any worse for the US State
Dept’s dynamic trio of John Kerry, Samantha Power and John Kirby,
and President Obama too – another damning piece of evidence
surfaces which implicates Western and Gulf state-backed “moderate
rebels” in Syria.
containing evidence of chemical weapons use by ‘rebel’ terrorists
have been handed over to the Technical Secretariat of
for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons(OPCW)
international mission in Damascus.
attack in question is said to have involved the use of Mustard Gas
and took place near the village of Maarat Umm Hawsh village in
Aleppo province back in September.
other incidents of ‘rebel’ militants using chemical weapons have
been documented in
Syria, even by the OPCW, but unfortunately, the only reports the US
and its allies seem to interested in are those which implicate
Is is possible that the US already knew that the ‘rebels’
had indeed used chemical weapons, and have since been lobbying
desperately for a ceasefire – as an attempt to keep Syria and
Russia from securing the crime scene in preparation for an official
authorities have handed over a batch of documents with the evidence
of a rebel use of banned chemical agent against civilians near Aleppo
to the international chemical watchdog. Samples from the shell
containing mustard gas are to be delivered to The Hague.
documents were handed over in Damascus to the mission of the
Technical Secretariat of the Organization for the Prohibition of
Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
mission, comprising eight experts from the US, the UK, Australia,
Slovakia and Slovenia has been working in Damascus at the request of
the Syrian government since December 12.
have provided all the documents to the mission, they were vetted and
accepted. The mission will come to Syria one more time to collect
samples, which will be subsequently analyzed,” said
Samer Abbas, spokesman for the Syrian National Authority monitoring
the implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention, the Russian
Defense Ministry said in a statement.
samples are expected to be delivered to The Hague, the site of the
OPCW headquarters, by a charter flight in January next year. The
samples will be stored in Syria until all financial difficulties
linked to their transportation to Europe will be solved.
mortar shell with the chemical was recovered near the village of
Maarat Umm Hawsh in Aleppo province on November 16 by Russian
experts, who were demining the area. Upon closer inspection, the
unexploded crude homemade 240-mm round was found to contain dark
chemical experts took samples and confirmed that the agent in
question was mustard gas. The poisonous substance was widely used
during the WWI-era and has been outlawed since 1923.
shell is believed to have been used in a September 16 attack on the
village, in which over 40 civilians were injured, and later treated
in the Yusuf al-Azma military hospital in Damascus for symptoms of
mustard gas poisoning…